Pakistan—Brazilian Jetliner Selected For Maritime Patrol Role

Defense News | 10/28/2020

The Pakistani navy has chosen a Brazilian commercial airframe to serve as the basis of its new maritime patrol aircraft, reports Defense News. The Embraer Lineage 1000 aircraft has been selected to replace the navy's P-3C Orion surveillance planes, an unnamed source with knowledge of the program told the paper. On Oct. 6, outgoing navy chief Adm. Zafar Mahmood Abbasi said that the service would replace its aging Orions with 10 converted commercial jets, the first of which had been...

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